supper

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noun sup·per \ ˈsə-pər \

Definition of supper

1 a :the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at midday
b :a social affair featuring a supper; especially :an evening social especially for raising funds
  • a church supper
2 :the food served as a supper
  • eat your supper
3 :a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of supper in a Sentence

  1. I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers.

  2. It's almost time for supper.

  3. We took a walk after supper.

  4. I had too much wine at supper.

  5. He didn't come home for supper.

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Origin and Etymology of supper

Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup


SUPPER Defined for English Language Learners

supper

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Definition of supper for English Language Learners

  • : the evening meal

  • : a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal

  • : a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening


SUPPER Defined for Kids

supper

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noun sup·per \ ˈsə-pər \

Definition of supper for Students

1 :the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 :refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering


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